This is another short blog tooting my own horn with this article. Please take a moment to read it! Thank you for being our fans, also! We appreciate that you taking time to read our blog, our books, our thoughts. https://imagesarizona.com/death-at-hells-canyon-quarry/ Please forward to your family and friends! All comments are read and taken to… Continue reading Hurray for Elizabeth!
This will be a very short blog, today. TJ is being featured in Images/Arizona at this website link: https://imagesarizona.com/vanished/ Go out to read his interview! We are very excited!
WE had a blast at the Desert Foothills Book Fest last Saturday. We had a great time hanging with dozens of other authors including Patricia Brooks, Connie Cockrell, Stephanie Barton, and Haley Rose. There were so many more, though. If I were you, I'd click on the link below to see all the wonderful authors… Continue reading You Know We’ve Been Through the Desert Foothills Book Fest!
I want to talk about Bill Chesbro. Bill and his wife, Betty have been friends of ours for about fifteen years. Bill was in the military/a veteran! They were Christian missionaries to Asia. Bill was an Elder and a Deacon. Several times, he stepped in when Pastor Randy Cook needed to be out on a… Continue reading I Can Only Imagine
Death at Hell's Canyon Quarry—a story about Detective Alan Anderson, late of the Dallas, Texas police force, but now in Ash Fork, Arizona. A woman is found floating in Hell's Canyon Quarry. Her death is deemed accidental, but suspicious. All leads go cold, and the case is filed away. Three years later, a spate of deaths,… Continue reading Arizona Dreaming . . .
Oh my! The Mirror Gate Chronicles gang had such a great time at the Ghosts of Globe Paracon! Vinnie, our host watched over us, making sure we had everything we needed. The event turned out great! And this year is flying by! Can you believe we're halfway through May already? I, for one, can't believe… Continue reading When Will I See You Again?
Writing is hard work. I think I've mentioned that before, but it really is hard work. You have to come up with an idea, write down some stuff you can say about the idea, make a tentative outline, do any research needed, and sit wherever you sit to write. A good catch line is important.… Continue reading Working on the Chain Gang…
We were in Las Vegas, NV at the Fanboy Con, this past weekend. Neither of us enjoys LV, but our cousin lives in Henderson, so that was the highlight of the weekend... Dinner with Joanne, Chris, and Chad! At the same time, we met fun people at the convention, particularly John Wayne Comunale. He writes… Continue reading OH! The Places You’ll Go!
The Verde Valley Comic Expo was amazing. TJ and Elizabeth had a great time, sold a few books, and met a bunch of great people. Their friend, Duann Black came up and hung out. If you didn't make it, perhaps you will think about future events in Arizona! Check them out on the events page.… Continue reading We’re Going Our Own Way
Hey, all! The authors at the Mirror Gate Chronicles have been busy working on several things, but the biggest news is Death at Hell's Canyon has gone to the editor! We expect to have the manuscript back for all the writing reworks she hands us. We want this to be the best story ever--we need… Continue reading Country Roads and Cottonwood
Holy schmokies! The Mirror Gate Chronicles writing team of TJ Boyer & Elizabeth Ajamie-Boyer are the busiest ever! We have six events all the way through July! One per month, across Arizona, and in Las Vegas. Here's the list: March 26, 2022 Verde Valley Cottonwood April 22, 2022 Fanboy/Rio Las Vegas… Continue reading It’s So Exciting! We Just Can’t Hide It!
We'd truly love it if you forwarded our blog to your email list, or to your Facebook friends. Comments are very, very welcome about the blog or our books. Happy Valentines Day.
TJ & Elizabeth got married, still in high school, and now, forty-eight years later-- HISTORY. Yes, there will be a small celebration on Friday, January 21. They are pretty happy, this crazy couple who's love flows like a river to the sea, and some things are meant to be. Recently, TJ had surgery on his… Continue reading Like a River Flows…
I stood in our back yard waiting for the doggos to do their duty (doody?), the sky is brilliant blue. I do not hate the winters, here, in the Valley of the Sun. Mid-winter has commenced. Weather in Phoenix is pretty nice. Against common sense, I am hoping for more rainy, cooler weather. The temps… Continue reading Welcome to the Danger Zone!
I've been struggling this Christmas season. I know I need to post something to keep contact with all of you, and I'm excited about Christmas! At the same time, I've told you all the writing news in the last couple of blogs, and you deserve to hear new things. That being said, there isn't anything… Continue reading The Weather Outside is Frightful
A long, long time ago in a land not so far from here, TJ Boyer and Elizabeth Ajamie met in high school. They were freshman at East Phoenix High. They attended English class together. Near the end of high school, TJ was in the Army National Guard, and the couple married. This life they chose… Continue reading Just An Old-Fashioned Love Song
You see that photo? So much truth here. There was nothing except dirt and maybe grass under those jungle gyms. Always at the top, you'd find me spinning on the monkey bars. You can't find monkey bars, or jungle gyms in school yards anymore. Only plastic slides, and rubber mats where true lessons of life… Continue reading Hoop Dee Doo!
This is Elizabeth writing today, not my ghost writer who blogs to you in third person. I thought I'd mention that so you know what's happening in this blog, today. Our church women from Pima Canyon Church in Ahwatukee, to to Prescott Pines Christian Camp each fall. The topic this year was Kindred (#Kindred2021). As… Continue reading The Night Was Very Dark So You Could Hardly See
What? This cool rap song is by Ice-T. I don't listen to rap, but I thought it would be apropos to start with this cool song title. The hubby and I are collaborating on a murder mystery. It is totally out of our usual genre, but we both love watching mystery and crime dramas in… Continue reading Homocide’s my favorite venge
TJ and Elizabeth began writing a murder mystery this week. This is a true collaboration with both authors writing into the manuscript. Afterwards, they arm wrestle to see what stays and what goes. Elizabeth's friend, Barb suggested they be careful or they may end up writing a true crime story. Ha! To this, Elizabeth said,… Continue reading Hold My Beer
Hi, all our dear friends and readers! We've changed our blog name from Elizabeth's Blog to Mirror Gate Blog. It seems appropriate because that is the name of our website! The writing adventures began years ago when our son, Thomas Nasif asked his Dad, TJ to put all his stories into book form. TJ always… Continue reading A Rose By Any Other Name
The Payson Book Festival was incredible, successful, and amazing! We had so much fun! TJ and Elizabeth want to thank everyone who came to see us and who bought our books! Since then, both authors are writing/editing up a storm. The weather in Phoenix has lent itself to the good moods and inspiration. TJ is… Continue reading Rainy Days and Saturdays, Here in the Park
Payson Book Festival is nine days away! TJ and Elizabeth are very excited and hope to see many of you up in the pines! The book festival is held at the Mazatzal Casino and Hotel, in their ballroom. There are many wonderful things to do and see in Payson, such as the Zane Grey cabin… Continue reading We Can’t Stop Believin’
Guess what? There is only a month left until the Payson Book Festival. TJ and Elizabeth are so excited to get out of town and out of the heat! You can come see them July 17 in Payson, at table 18. All their new books will be available. Speaking of heat, if you can't stand… Continue reading I Can See Clearly Now, the Plague is Gone…
Today, I am posting for a writer friend, L.D. Wosar. She has a great prize for some lucky reader! READERS....PAs....AUTHORS....BLOGGERS We have an outstanding prize if we can take the preorders for FIERCE VAMP: JADED VAMP BOOK 3 to 20 Preorders. I wrote an epic death for Nikki Holt Sexton in the book. If you… Continue reading L.D. Wosar Legendary Lit Crew – Join Up
For my family, Memorial Day has special meaning. The meaning has to do with generations of our men joining the service, and some of them going away to war. If your family was never involved or related to anyone who served this way, I can understand your confusion. My father, James Ajamie, and my uncles,… Continue reading Memorial Day and Why We Care
TODAY! May 1, 2021! The long awaited story by TJ Boyer & Elizabeth Ajamie-Boyer posted to Amazon for your reading pleasure! ATRELL is current and ready to purchase on Amazon! You who use Kindle know if you have Amazon Prime, the Kindle Unlimited version is FREE! Atrell’s rip-roaring tale traverses time and space as he… Continue reading Time, Time is on Our Side – Yes, It Is
As many of you who read our Mirror Gate Chronicles (MGC) series know, time and space travel happen quite a bit throughout our stories. Interspersed with that are dragons, elves, dwarfs, and even aliens. Our new book, Atrell, is no different. We are happy to tell you, we are releasing Atrell May 1, on Amazon… Continue reading It’s Just A Matter of Time
Today, I am posting for a great site on Facebook. Would you like to win a Kindle Fire? Have you heard of 1531 Entertainment? They are a site that shares low-cost books, audiobooks, and movies in the clean and Christian arena. You sign up for their newsletter by choosing the genres you are interested in,… Continue reading 1531 Entertainment – A Great Site
It reached 98 degrees in Phoenix, yesterday. Typical for Spring in Arizona. The temps will rollercoaster up and down until the middle of June, and then it will be like Death Valley until the end of September. The weather here makes me think of what Moses felt when he stared into the burning bush. Of… Continue reading Spring is here, Spring is here!
Atrell, TJ's latest book is almost completely edited, now. Elizabeth has a few notes for him to review, we need to decide on cover art, and then! Voila! We will publish on Amazon, as we normally do. Elizabeth has published the third installment of the Memories of War - A Journey of Faith series. We… Continue reading The Mirror Gate Team: So Much Going On
This is a repost of God Defines Me: God Defines Me #1 Posted on November 19, 2017 by rdeemd1 I read an awesome article by Peter Chin from Christianity Today called Why me, God, But in a Different Way, which inspired the heck out of me. The basic premise of the article was as Christians, we shouldn’t be… Continue reading Repost: Why Not Me?
Howdy, folks, family, & friends. I have to say, writing is dirty work. I've probably told you this before, but it never hurts to say it again. Each segment of a story has to be thoroughly thought through. (see all those th's?) First your idea, or in TJ's case, his dream, then a pseudo outline,… Continue reading When Will I See You Again?
When you turn 65, you have to get new ID cards. Just saying. You get a new driver's license, new military ID (if you are/were in the military), a new Medicare Card... Every insurance company in the US of A is annoying you to buy their part B. Fortunately for us, our military ID comes… Continue reading 60 Something
Well, let’s just say 2020 was an interesting year. With the government telling everyone to stay inside, and because we could not travel, it meant we could not attend any of the conventions (we prepaid for). We, like many others, stayed inside and did these things: Gained weight, lost weight, went crazy, divorced (we didn't),… Continue reading What TJ Boyer did in the Year 2020
We all want miracles. Don't pretend you don't know what I am talking about. Everyone wants something fabulous to happen to them. Some want to win the lottery. Some want to find everlasting love. Some only want to feel safe and secure. You know it's true. Laughingly, TJ and I talk about what we would… Continue reading A Miracle, or Two
It is interesting how hindsight is 20/20. Too bad we don't all "see" what life is going to be, or what it could be in 40+ years. The reason I mention this is because of events in the last 6 or so years. When TJ and I were teenagers, 17 and 16 years old, we… Continue reading A Short Review of Life (I Hope)
I am excited to announce My Soul Awaits - Connie's Story has gone to the BETA readers. This is the second step in the editing process, and hopefully, the third book in my series will be ready by Christmas! If you've read my books, Memories of War begins with Markus and Meggie Petersen beginning a… Continue reading Coming Soon: My Soul Awaits
Writing isn't easy. You know how I know this? Two ways: 1) I write, and coming up with story line or poetry stresses you out. Even if you love it. And 2) So many people tell me they'd love to write a story, but just don't think they could. I think everyone has a story… Continue reading It Isn’t Easy, You Know It Isn’t Easy
The world is in turmoil from the recent events of COVID-19. We really don't want to fall into that maelstrom of doom, so we are hoping to keep this blog light. We also do not want to politicize our blog. Just leave it to say we are doing what is expedient at this time. Our… Continue reading In Light of the Plague
Did you know the Ten Commandments were written in stone, by the finger of God? I am reading through a chronological Bible right now, and I read this. Every now and then I find something that stands out to me and it is so interesting. God actually talked to people and interacted physically with people… Continue reading Written by the Finger of God
I was looking up gossip to make sure what I thought about it is true. And it is. Here’s the definition of gossiping. gos·sip noun casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. "he became the subject of much local gossip" verb engage in… Continue reading Gossip – What Does the Bible Say?
I try. I really, really try to keep positive about all the junk going on right now. I am torn between belief that we should be hunkering down to protect our family and friends, and thinking this is all a whole pile of poo. I feel as if this COVID-19 fiasco is just a trick… Continue reading A Brief (and hideous) Moment in Time
The media (all the media) insists on making it worse than it is, and it is bad enough without their help.
The remodel of the kitchen is finished. We are exhausted and TJ has a cold, however, beginning tomorrow we will be back at writing and editing. We are in the middle of the story of Atrell. Atrell was brought to Rednog when he was found alone and abandoned on the desolate planet he called home.… Continue reading Writing and Remodeling Don’t Mix
I am going to tell you all a short story. TJ Boyer and Elizabeth Ajamie-Boyer have been married for 46 years. They have stuck it out through thick and thin and this month they've been remodeling their kitchen with the help of their son, Thomas and son-in-law, Travis. But today, they've been on their own… Continue reading A Short Vignette
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